I HOPE SUPPORTERS of the BBC enjoyed forking out £120,000 for a staff Christmas bash. Food and a free bar were laid on for 4000 in London, we read. Having refused to give in to the BBC’s extortion for some years, I’ll have to allow others to receive thanks for their generosity. Maybe the 4000 happened to discuss the BBC’s new Royal Charter, which came in effect this year.
There is a new Charter commitment to "sustain citizenship and civil society", which is elaborated as "reflecting and strengthening cultural identities", as well as "promoting awareness of different cultures and alternative viewpoints".
As Sir Michael (Lyons) put it in a speech last month, the BBC is being "challenged to play its part in reinforcing social cohesion in an increasingly diverse society". He went on to give his personal commitment to that objective in these terms: "All of my previous work has convinced me that diversity both within and between local communities is a source of strength rather than weakness – and that the UK will become stronger the more it recognises and builds on that diversity. The BBC can and should help with this."
The BBC long ago gave up any right to describe itself as impartial or honest. BBC News, once the world’s most respected news organisation, is now typified by lies and deceit in the cause of an extremist Left Wing agenda. How liberated they must feel at the BBC, therefore, now that the Royal Charter clearly sets out its anti-British purpose. The Royal Charter is now, clearly, a permission slip from a cultural Marxist’s wildest dream. No longer will they have to pretend not to hate the British people, our heritage, culture and traditions. They can abuse, insult and promote that which degrades our nation all the while standing behind a Royal Charter as a get out of jail card. It hasn’t taken them long to come back to their first and greatest target – the Monarchy:
I expect that the enemies of Britain – mostly British themselves, expensively nurtured in our finest schools and universities and generously employed by our great institutions – will take the opportunity for a new and spiteful campaign against the throne. We now know for certain that the BBC will be among them. We know this thanks to the honest anger of the Left-wing playwright Sir David Hare, a decent man increasingly outraged by the many sicknesses of our cheap society. Sir David revealed last week that he was approached by the Corporation hoping he would record something critical about the Queen, to be broadcast on the night of her death.
"They told me that everyone they had spoken to had, unsurprisingly, turned out to be an admirer and, in the fabled interests of balance, they needed the opposing point of view," Sir David recalled. He rightly refused.
Look at this carefully and you will see how bad it really is. The BBC believed they needed to be "balanced" between the enormous majority who love and revere this dedicated and kindly old lady, and the embittered, sneering knot of permanent adolescents who think it terribly bold to be "republicans", whatever that means. This tells us most of what we need to know about the Corporation’s true beliefs.
Expect to see much more of the sickness of the extreme Left on display in the coming years. They long ago took over an institution with a global reach, a respected reputation and is grossly influential culturally and politically. By law you must pay to keep them in business or their friends in the judiciary will deprive you of your liberty. They hate you and your nation, and they don’t even have to hide it any more.
You can pay for it if you like, but to pay for a TV licence is to bankroll an enemy of the British people and I will never do it.